Report: Better Valuations In Q2

The latest venture capital survey from legal firm Fenwick & West LLP find that valuations were improved in the second quarter. According to Fenwick's Second Quarter 2010 Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey, up rounds exceeded down rounds by 55 percent to 27 percent, with around 18 percent of rounds flat, an improvement from Q1, when up rounds represented 49 percent of rounds, with 32 percent down and 19 percent flat. Fenwick analyzed 126 technology and life science companies in Silicon Valley for its quarterly survey. Among other findings in the report, Fenwick & West found that valuations were best in software, internet/digital media and cleantech deals.